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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
the science funding squeeze? i'm steve usdin. welcome to "biocentury this week." >>> your trusted source for biotechnology information and analysis. "biocentury this week." >>> science is under stress as fiscal austerity forces governments to make tough decisions. last week we heard from n.i.h. director francis collins who oversees the world's largest medical research budget. > i've been been involved in this enterprise now for 30 years, and the pace of discovery is accelerating at really remarkable pace. it allows us to make things possible that we wouldn't have dreamed up a decade ago. at the same time, neither i nor anybody else who's been aen for a long time in biomedical research can remember a time where the enterprise felt under such stress in terms of whether the resources will be there to allow these discoveries to continue to happen. >> colin said there ant any easy answers. n.i.h. is a critical part of the ecosystem but its work it only be furktly translated into medical progress if other parts are working properly existing more out of expiesing money will require unive
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
shaka lacka baby. >> doing math with the gets? >> doing s.t.e.avenue. m. >> science, technology, engineering, art and math. >> hey, do you do "gangnam style." >> what does that mean? >> gangnam sfooil? >> psy. the horse dance. >> the horse dance. >> you got it. >> like that. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ >> almost as good as david gregory. >> you name, it elmo can do it. >> there we go. >> that was fantastic. >> let's talk about -- did you read the "new york times." >> yeah, "new york times." there's an article that the word really is overused. >> really? >> really. >> really. >> a whole article devoted to, that really? >> really. >> it used to be kind of like that's surprising, but now it's that snarky really? >> really. >> really. >> it has been overused. by the writers and shows to make that kind of funny turn. it has been a little overused. what are some other -- i'm actually thinking of like, you know, like. >> like, and, you know, i'm a complete offender. >> seriously. >> serious ly. >> really? >> what words are overused? >> elmo loves overusing love. >> oh. >
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
by awarding grant money to baltimore elementary schools. the national science foundation will award the funds over a five-year period and partnership with the schools. it will help 1300 students in grades three through five improve science and math education. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> there is a busy ride out there. if you're traveling in the next few minutes, delays forming on southbound 795. they form from white marsh and continue down to the beltway. reid 7, philadelphia road and ridge road, watch for an accident in rosedale. 22 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. eastbound i-70 from 32 all way towards 29, expect delays. another one coming in on westbound 100 and oakwood road, creating a big backup approaching route 10. six miles per hour there. pretty heavy south of this exit. south of the beltway or these, these delays continue from white marsh down to the 895 split. tony, over to you. >> we are off to a nice start. plenty of sunshine out there. winds have shifted to the southwest. 48 in jarrettsville. you want to take in light jacket. it will be m
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:05am PDT
political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's potassium and hydrogen. all right. next question. >> che
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:05am PDT
and since science isn't my strong suit, myrna gives me a more physical task. >> i'm going to have you follow wes's lead here and he's going to show you what we're looking at as we're trying to make sure we've got everything, nothing is settling on the bottom of the vat. >> is that what brokit up into this? >> that's what makes it firmer. >> can i touch it? >> when you cut it and it's really, really mushy. the more they cure it the firmer it's going to get. >> oh, my gosh. my arm hurts. i swear this job is the best arm workout. >> hooping involves scooping curds into cheesecloth, and spring sprinkling salt and rolling it all together. it's fast, furious and heavy. >> put it over the top and put your hand here. >> we pack the curds into wheels and add more salt. >> it's like playing in sand. >> pretty much. >> it's a preservative, a flavoring and also a way of bringing the moisture level down in the cheese. >> am i doing it right? >> we're in one of the caves where the bleu cheese ages and it takes about six months. >> you can kind of see the bleu starting to grow on the outside. what's
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. a kraft homestyle mac & cheese bowl. it's yours for a mere 30 minutes of
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
colors. there are different flavors all come down to science. commercial tomatoes have been scientifically bred to be inexpensive, easy to ship and avail scrabble all year round. nothing wrong with that says this tomato researcher. >> it's an economical crop. part of the reason is the farmer wants maximum yield out of his field. so we have a lot to thank the industry for for developing these. and nobody at that point expected it would have anything to do with the flavor of the fruit when they are ripened. >> reporter: at her lab, powell discovered hybrid commercial tomatoes no longer carry one gene found in heir looms. without it they produce less sugar. in our instant test one off the shelf tomato had just half the sugar. >> 5.5. >> reporter: of the heir loom tomato. sue fwar is only one reason that heirlooms may taste better. >> it smells so good. >> reporter: where and how they are grown counts for a lot. >> tomatoes you get at the supermarket, they look perfect. this one doesn't look perfect. >> to me it looks perfect. >> reporter: these garden variety tomatoes are anyth
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
hour with another update. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ >>> 7:30 now on a tuesday morning, september 25th, 2012. nice morning here in the northeast. meanwhile inside studio 1a time for the old wind machine, but enough about savannah. we have got -- >> oh, you did not! >> we've got day two of "ask away today." that's the wind machine filled with questions. i'm going to jump in there in a couple minutes, pick a couple out and quiz my companions. >> i've got a question for. why are you so mean? >> i'm not mean. >> what's wrong with you? >> the nfl refs have me on the edge. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. also ahead, your interview with the president. >> we talked about education and the problems facing our nation's schools and also revealed what he was l
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
haf hour. an rc robotic claw. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ ♪ >>> that's psy's gangnam style. it turned him into an overnight sensation here in the u.s. guess what. he's back home now in south korea. and as you can see, his fans loved him there. we're going to hear from psy about his triumphant home coming in a little while. >> why not. why do you think we do these stories? there's only one reason. >> to embarrass me. >> well, to embarrass ourselves and to get you to do the gangnam style. >> no. >> we need a hash tag, matt does the gangnam style today. >> you hold your breath and we'll see what happens. >> in the meantime, we'll move on. >>> we're going to meet a couple who cannot stop saying i do. they
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
a vehicle that once only existed in people's imagination. >> today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow tease reality, the self-driving car. >> reporter: it's called an autonomous vehicle. google has been testing a dozen prius models equipped with sensors allowing them to drive themselves. >> think the self-driving car can improve the quality of life for everyone here in california, in the country and in the world. >> reporter: on tuesday the governor signed a bill directing the steal's dmv to come up with regulations for licensing and operating driverless autos by 2015. he discovered there's many questions yet to be answered. >> so if a self-driving car runs a red light and gets nabbed by the camera, who gets the ticket? >> whoever owns the car, i think. we'll work that out. that's the easiest problem to work out. >> self-trying cars don't run red lights. >> rules regulating self-driving cars are on the way, cars themselves are still being developed. for cbs "this morning," ben tracey, los angeles. >>> so you ready for driverless car? >> no. didn't they tell you when
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
francisco affiliate, hands-free driving could save lives. >> today we're looking at science-fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: governor jerry brown arrived at google's headquarters in a self-driving car to accelerate california's self-driverless cars. it directs the dmv to adopt regulations. the governor signed the legislation in front of an audience of google employees. google co-founder was asked when the public might get their hands on this vehicle. >> i don't want to over promise right now. we have some pretty ambitious targets. >> reporter: but he did say five years or less and he believes it will save lives. 99% of all traffic and accidents are caused by human error. >> i expect driverless cars will be far safer. >> reporter: with cameras and scanner laser it opens the possibility of blind driving. cutting down on congestion as self driving cars line themselves up in precision and let drivers to do something else while driving. who gets the ticket in a self driving car if it parks itself and no one is inside and it runs a red light. >> we'l
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
, and that's what this product can do. >> and with all the science behind natural advantage, the results are truly amazing. it's real science that gives you natural beauty. in a clinical study, within eight weeks 100% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a decrease in the appearance of pore size, and a decrease in the appearance of skin blotchiness. and we're not talking minimal results here. uneven skin tone was improved by an incredible 70%, and the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles was decreased by 50%. that's like seeing half your wrinkles simply seem to disappear. you can be your own age, but be the best that you can be. your skin glows and radiates a more-youthful suppleness, and you shine from within with natural confidence. you're aging naturally... and beautifully. >> i'm 44. >> i'm 61. >> i'm 40 years old. >> i'm 61 years old. >> i'm 71 years old. >> these women all look years younger than their actual age. so what's their secret? they use natural advantage-- one of the most powerful cosmeceutical anti-aging systems ever develope
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am PDT
necklace before fleeing the scene. that victim happily was not hurt. >>> from science fiction to reality. car that say drive themselves could soon be roaming bay area streets. bob redell is live at google's headquarters where governor jerry brown will sign a new law for autonomous cars. good morning, bob. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, laura. officially the bill is sb-1298. senate bill 1298. unofficially known as the robot car bill. this bill will allow companies like google to test self-driven cars as long as a human is in the driver's seat monitoring the car's operation. it will also require the dmv to come up with rules to govern these cars. they have always needed special permission from local authorities but no longer the case once the bill becomes law starting next year. the bill is not without its critics. there are privacy concerns because in the future autonomous cars would have to share data with other autonomous cars to avoid collisions on the road. we're talking about gps and sensor data that would be collected and disseminated from a central location. basically tracking yo
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
science committee, yet failed to understand is the eighth grade biology. what i think it does is illustrates the point that we have 530 by people who were to regulate everything, but produce nothing. we really need to step back and understand his views should not be regulated by the government. he speaks for smaller government, yet he wants to push government morality on other individuals because they choose a different way of life. as your senator, i think the issues of abortion are usually a wedge issue to take away and distract from the important issues like balancing the budget, raining in the spending, ending the wars and restoring your personal freedom. so step back and take a look at the important issues. >> there were several characters characterization's of your personality. take a few minutes for rebuttal. >> if you did not believe the federal government should not do everything, that does not mean you do not believe in it. my comments about student loans are why don't we leave it the way it was a couple of years ago were private lenders could be involved? just because
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
rid of the fog but i want to start with a live picture because there's a lot of science happening here. this is a live picture from san bruno looking out toward mt. diablo. you can see the marine layer, yeah, it's forced down by high pressure. high pressure just pushing it down. what's interesting about fog is it actually clears from the top down. so this is what it looks like at the surface. you have very, very low visibility this morning. thick patches of fog up an down the peninsula. travel cautiously. mike is checking on the drive. he'll be back in just a moment with the latest. the deepest pockets are headed over in gilroy. quarter mile visibility in santa rosa and napa. so this morning temperatures are cool to start. dress for the two separate parts of the day. concord 54 degrees, 48 in santa ros rosa. headed towards the 80s by lunchtime in some cities. i want to step out of the way. you'll notice that counterclockwise swirl. look at that organized high pressure. this is slated to bring us our first fall showers. very significant system and it's gaining organization every ti
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. continued innovation is critical to keeping cyber networks and systems safe. we have a strong science and technology directorate that has worked cooperatively to develop tests and transition deployable cyber solutions and technology. among its many projects, it is leading efforts to develop more secure internet protocol to protect consumers and industry. because each member of the public plays an important role in cyber security, which sponsored a campaign which is a year-round effort designed to engage and challenged americans to join the effort to practice and promote safe on-line practices. we want good cyber habits to be as ingrained and as familiar as putting on your seat belt. if you are not already a friend of the campaign, i encourage you to join today. in a few days, we will kick off national cyber security awareness month which is an opportunity each october to emphasize the culture of shared responsibility necessary to maintain a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. we must work internationally because the cyber criminals do not respect traditional national bounda
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
, you take the subjectivity out of it and you put science around it. so it gives you a benchmark for the products that you have. so when we start looking at that, what we did was we said okay, what are some other alternatives? how can we horne into this as -- honey into this -- hone into this aspect of this particular product. we looked at things from the food industry, for instance. when we did that we came up with the clean stem fluid which is sourced as you said entirely from the fluid industry. what that did by developing those right off the bat, we had two or three orders magnitude stepdown in the numbers. >> numbers of what? >> it's a relative ranking. if you look at one product just in round numbers, let's say it's got an 800, which is what we have been using, some are down to 300 this. >> in terms of what? >> the effects of health, safety and environmental standpoint. >> researching and developing the new recipes for fracking is very expensive. tens of millions of dollars i imagine. >> yes, sir. >> the company believes the existing process, the ones they have been using for y
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
safe. we have a very strong science and technology directorate that works collaboratively to research, develop tests and transition deployable cyber solutions and technology. so among its many projects, s and t is leading efforts to develop and deploy more secure internet protocols to protect consumers and industry internet users. and because each member of the public plays an important role in cybersecurity, we sponsor the stop, think, connect campaign. this is a year-round national public awareness effort designed to engage and challenge americans to join the effort to practice and promote safe online practices. we want good cyber habits to be as ingrained and as familiar as putting on your seat belt. so if you're not already a friend of stop, think, connect -- the stop, think, connect campaign, i encourage you to join today. and in just a few days, we will kick off national cybersecurity awareness month which is an opportunity each october to emphasize the culture of shared responsibility necessary to maintain a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment. finally, we mus
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
power, wealth, science and technology for a limited group. policies of the world are the main centers of power are based on the principle of domination and the conquering of others. these symptoms only seeks supremacy and are not in favor of peace indefinitely not of their nation. they are led to believe that those who spend hundreds of millions of dollars on election campaigns have the interest of the people of the world at their hearts despite what the political claim in a capitalist countries. the money that goes into the political campaign is nothing usually but -- parties that only represent a small number of people. the real views of the masses have the least impact and influence on the big decisions especially those made about the domestic and foreign policies. in the united states and in europe. their voices are not heard, even if they constitute 99% of the society's. human and ethical values are sacrificed in order to -- and their willingness to listen to the demands of the people has become only a two at a time in election. the current world order is -- and based on
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
student not 13,000. if the 13,000 i will pay my teachers $75,000. come on. it is not rocket science. but it is hard political work. the political will to meet the needs of children whose needs have never ben that to this tremendously hard. >> richards argument is incredibly frustrating and personal because these inner-city year in their statistical likelihood to graduate is less than 50%. we cannot say we are making progress like that is not a o k. we have to take a totally different look at public education, everything kit and how do we take we found in pockets and get them to millions of kids. that is a massive challenge. i just tried to argue we have good indications of what those elements are. i went to europe city public schools the likelihood of the graduating with the regents diploma was 5% i went on in to graduate from high school and had great principles. that is not should not be determined by luck or view you were born to four years of code the attendance of high performing schools public charter schools to give the choice to parents to pick what is best for them. we tried to
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
to come in costume to support your team. fax versus feeling. science versus art. settle it. remember, it's just for fun. it's also just "today in the bay." [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> good morning to you. looking live at foster city on the last sunday of september. how time flies. >>> you turn on your computer and there it is, a notice saying your computer has been frozen and unless you pay up, you will be prosecuted. it's called a ransom wear and hackers are making a fortune from it. here is more on how it works and how to keep your computer
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
free. ♪ >>> sunday morning on "biocentury this week." science and the age of austerity. what will deep budget cults mean for n.i.h.? -- cuts mean for n.i.h.? watch "biocentury this week" ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ahh, i've been crawling around this desert all day. it's hot, my throat is dry. i need water! water! oh, thanks. let's go check out some more animals. we're here in the colorado desert with my friend liz, who's the animal curator at the living desert zoo and botanical gardens. and we've come across a really interesting and an easy animal to really approach in the desert, because they don't move very fast. and, liz, this is a california desert tortoise, right? liz: right. jarod: now, this particular desert tortoise, this is probably one of the most ultimately adapted animals of all. i mean, they've been around for millions of years. turtles and tortoises are -- i mean, there are so many adaptations, but this particular specie of desert tortoise has really adapted to kind of take it to the next level and really handle some extreme conditions. liz: yes. jarod: what are some characteris
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. political science professor at norfolk state university will focus on the role of virginia in the election and a history of the african-american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss recent articles in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> i watched c-span every time, especially when i really pay attention the most. any time something is going on i want to watch c-span because they typically have the best, most unbiased view of whatever is happening. if i want to get spun in a circle of watch one of the other news organizations. i love c-span. watch on tv, on line. if something's going on now want to know what's happening al west and to c-span. don't know that i have a favorite show. for me it is always just anytime i need to know what's going on i know that c-span will have the real story of what's been happening. >> jeff trick watch is c-span on direct tv, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your t
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
forecast. we'll be right back. >>> sunday morning on "biocentury this week." science and the age of austerity. what will deep budget cults mean cutmean for n.i.h.? watch "biocentury this week" >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 5:14. we're happy to say it's friday. hope you got some sleep last night. howard didn't because of all the noise from the thunder and lightning. >> thank goodness it's friday and we have time to recover before monday. it was a loud night for many. still have a little bit of rain going on this morning although most of it now is from d.c. and points east into prince george's county, northern charles, howard, east of montgomery and east side of d.c. it's pulling away. in the next hour or two, conditions should improve drastically from where they were a couple of hours ago. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. still some leftover showers or two. that will be about it. i think by the time you hit the buses in another 90 minutes, two hours, things will be much, much better. temperatures in the 60s. there could be a patch or two of fog. sunrise 7:
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
pursue their creative vision. this year's winners work in fields from medicine to science, art, and journalism. recipients don't often know they've been nominated until they find out they are winners. >>> one of the winners of the award almost missed the chance to accept. mann m mandolin player chris thiel repeatedly ignored calls from the macarthur foundation. he thought they were election year robocalls. he finally researched the number online and found they were the macarthur foundation. >>> the debate over gay marriage continues in the baltimore ravens locker room. for the second time this season, a ravens player is going public with his opinion. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his paper the minneapolis "star-tribune," wrote an opinion. burke, who is a harvard grad wrote, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." ravens coach john harbaugh says he encourages the debate as long as it is respectful. >>> we've been talking about baseball and football, and now training camp begins for the wizards to
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. smile sciences is offering its complete teeth whitening solution kit for $29. it's 90% off the regular price of $299. this offer is available on dailydeals.com. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you go is next. >>> today is wednesday, september 26. here's a check of the news before you go. d.c. police say one man is dead, another one is wounded after a shootingover night on h street at benny road southeast. officers are still on the scene and hoping to get more clues once the sun comes up this morning. >>> we'll get an update this morning on repairs to the washington uponment. it's been closed -- monument. it's been closed since last year's earthquake. the monument may not open till next year or even 2014. >>> the phillies scored four runs in the 3rd inning off ross debt whiter. national -- detwiler. the nationals lewd 6-36789 the nationals lead in the nl east is down to four games, eight games left to play. >>> time to reveal the answer to our question o
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
groupon. >>> who wants whiter teeth? smile sciences is offering its complete teeth whitennenning solution kit for just 29 bucks. this is 90% off. regular price $299. this offer is available on daily deals.com. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from ow facebook. i -- from you on facebook. i will send it over to andrea. >>> remember when you didn't have to take off your jackets or shoes to get through airport screening? a new check point at dulles will allow some passengers to go through security a little faster. acts will scan the boarding pass of flyers interested in using the new check point. if they're eligible, travelers could move through security while still wearing jackets and shoes. flyers may not have to pull out their liquids or laptops. dulles is the first airport in the country to use this risk- based check point. >>> according to "playboy" magazine, the nation's top party school just less than two hours away. the university of virginia. playboy editors awarded the points in three squatgoers: -
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